From the stunning waterfront sunsets to the vibrant, blue-and-white cliffside homes, Santorini is definitely a bucket list item for travellers. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, get ready because you’re about to be blown away by how beautiful this place is. I had a chance to visit a few years ago on a backpacking trip, so I thought I would put together a list of five things I think everyone should do on their first visit to Santorini.
Enjoy the Sunset
This might seem like a very touristy thing to do, but who cares? It’s absolutely worth the hype. The Santorini sunset is gorgeous from anywhere, but I recommend heading over to Oia for a breathtaking view of both the sunset and the light shining on all the buildings. Word of warning, it can get pretty crowded with hundreds of people gathering to watch the sun go down every evening.
You’ll still get a gorgeous view even with the throng of tourists, but if you want to avoid being smushed and have some money to spare, consider heading to a restaurant in Oia an hour or so before sunset to get a good seat (and some delicious food!) while you soak in the scenery.